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History of the Wick Poetry Center

Robert Wick and David Hassler

In 1984, Robert Wick, a sculptor and former art department faculty member at Kent State University, and his brother, Walter Wick, established what is today known as the Wick Poetry Center in memory of their sons Stan (1962–1980) and Tom (1956–1973) Wick.

“Out of painful beginnings, my brother Walter and I have found great meaning in…the success of Wick Poetry and the future of young poets.” —Robert Wick